According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham have opened talks with Barcelona over the potential sale of Malcom as they continue to search for Harry Kane’s replacement. Former Bordeaux player Malcom looks likely to leave the Nou Camp this month after struggling to settle since his summer move. And Spurs got in touch with their Spanish counterparts on Wednesday to learn about his situation, according to reports in Spain.
Any move for the 21-year-old would be on a loan basis, with Spurs having the option to buy at the end of the season, claim Sport. Meanwhile, Italian outlet Tuttosport report that Tottenham have approached injury-hit Rossi over a possible pay-as-you-play deal. The 31-year-old is back training with Manchester United as a free agent in a bid to prove his fitness.
The Italian forward has been beset by injury problems throughout his career and is without a club since leaving Genoa last year. Tottenham are in need of offensive cover with Son Heung-min at the Asian Games and Harry Kane ruled out for up to two months with ankle ligament damage.
Malcom has made only 10 appearances for Barca, five of which have come in La Liga. He started last week’s Copa del Rey clash with Levante, a 2-1 defeat away from home. Barcelona swooped for Malcom at the 11th hour last July to prise him from the hands of Roma in a £45.5m deal. Last week Chelsea rejected a £50m player-plus-cash bid for winger Willian, which would have seen Malcom heading to Stamford Bridge.